Who am I?

I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Australasian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents.

I have researched in each of the Australian states and New Zealand as well as the United Kingdom and the United States of America. In addition to internet based resources, I use the resources in the Public Record Office of Victoria in both Ballarat and Melbourne, the State Library of Victoria, the National Library of Australia, the National Archives and the Australian War Memorial located in Canberra.

I hold a Graduate Diploma in Local, Family & Applied History from the University of New England which I followed up with a Master of Letters.  My thesis was on Avoca and the Great War: a study of the impact of World War I on the town of Avoca, Victoria,  Australia. It involved extensive research into each of the soldiers who enlisted from that town, other citizens of the town (population about 3,000), as well as local and national organisations.

In addition to direct clients, I provided professional services through
ancestry.com’s ExpertConnect service from August 2009 to March 2011 when the service ceased.  I completed 96 projects through this service. Testimonials from my Expert Connect clients averaged the 5 star maximum.

I am secretary and webmaster for the Australasian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents.

Contact Me?

Please email me at ay.familyhistory@gmail.com